JAN 28, 2021 | GLOBAL
BSA Highlights Rising Digital Market Access Barriers in Special 301 Filing
WASHINGTON – January 28, 2021 – In today’s annual Special 301 filing, BSA | The Software Alliance urged the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to advocate for intellectual property (IP) protection and market access abroad for US persons who rely on IP.
“The US software industry supports $83 billion in annual US R&D and 14.4 million American jobs – IP-intensive jobs that pay more than double the national average. And US software publishers rely heavily on IP rights, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, at home and abroad,” said Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Innovation and IP-limiting digital trade barriers have a direct impact on the ability of the US software industry to acquire, enforce, and enjoy the benefits of, IP rights. BSA urges the US government to highlight the risks to American jobs and innovation presented by discriminatory or unnecessary data localization policies or other barriers to innovation.”
BSA’s submission identifies policies of concern in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the European Union. To read BSA’s full Special 301 filing, click here.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。